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  • The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedienceby Bob Pepperman Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.95

    Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreau?s Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers all over the world. Including the full text of Thoreau?s essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau?s Civil Disobedience explores the context of his writing, analyses different interpretations of the text and considers... more...

  • The American Puritan Elegyby Jeffrey A. Hammond

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    Jeffrey Hammond's study takes an anthropological approach to the most popular form of poetry in early New England - the funeral elegy. more...

  • The Erotic Whitmanby Vivian R. Pollak

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In this provocative analysis of Whitman's exemplary quest for happiness, Vivian Pollak skillfully explores the intimate relationships that contributed to his portrayal of masculinity in crisis. She maintains that in representing himself as a characteristic nineteenth-century American and in proposing to heal national ills, Whitman was trying to temper... more...

  • From Modernism to Postmodernismby Jennifer Ashton

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Jennifer Ashton develops important ways to read modernist and postmodernist poets through their similarities as well as their differences. more...

  • Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman; Malcolm Cowley

    Penguin Publishing Group 1961; US$ 13.00

    Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and... more...

  • Fallen from the Symboled Worldby Wyatt Prunty

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 99.99

    This volume contains a selection of the readings of contemporary American poets, using the phenomenological approaches of Heidegger and Husserl. more...

  • A Historical Guide to Walt Whitmanby David S. Reynolds

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 40.99

    This study combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Walt Whitman's diverse contexts. more...

  • The Better Angelby Roy Morris

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    This biography recounts Walt Whitman's experiences of the American Civil War. For nearly three years, the erstwhile poet immersed himself in the devastation of the war, tending to thousands of wounded soldiers and recording his experience with immediacy and compassion. more...

  • The New Red Negroby James Edward Smethurst

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99

    This text surveys African American poetry between the onset of the Depression and the early days of the Cold War. It considers the relationship between the thematic and formal choices of African American poets, and organized ideology from "proletarian" early 1930s to the "neo-modernist" late 1940s. more...

  • The Wicked Sistersby Betsy Erkkila

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 35.00

    This examination of the lives and poetic works of Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Adrienne Rich and Gwendolyn Brooks focuses on the historical struggles between women writers and feminists. It traces the conflict that has taken place through the generations. more...